Frankfurt Lions
The Frankfurt Lions were a professional men's ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 club from Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

, Germany
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 that played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. The club ceased operations in 2010 due to financial difficulty.


The hockey team was founded as a section of the renowned sports club Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German sports club, based in Frankfurt, Hesse that is best known for its association football club.- Club origins :...

in 1959. After the section split from the club on March 5, 1991, the hockey team was renamed the Frankfurter ESC "Die Löwen" (meaning the Lions). When the DEL formed in 1994, the team became known as the Frankfurt Lions.


The Lions won their only DEL championship in 2004
2003–04 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
The 2003–04 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 10th season since the founding of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga . The Frankfurt Lions became German Champions, and the Wölfe Freiburg were relegated back to the 2...

Position Name
Goaltenders: Ian Gordon, Marc Dillmann
Defensemen: Peter Ratchuk
Peter Ratchuk
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, Paul Stanton
Paul Stanton
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, François Bouchard
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, Jonas Stöpfgeshoff, Mikael Magnusson, Sebastian Klenner, Markus Jocher, Daniel Peters, Michael Bresagk
Michael Bresagk
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Forwards: Pat Lebeau
Patrick Lebeau
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, Jesse Belanger
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, Jason Young, Dwayne Norris
Dwayne Norris
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, David Gosselin
David Gosselin
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, Martin Reichel, Mike Harder, Michael Hackert
Michael Hackert
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, David Sulkovsky, Christian Kohmann, Mark Etz, Robert Francz, Jan Hemmes

External links

Frankfurt Lions' official website
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